Friday, June 15, 2012

HTC One S Featuring Snapdragon S3 Chip To Be Released

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Since the demand for the Snapdragon S4 processor is quite high, it appears that HTC will be using a lower-grade CPU for the HTC One S in a number of Asian and European markets.

HTC confirmed recently that the Snapdragon S3 chipset will be used on some HTC One S units that are destined for selected markets in Asia and Europe. The shift was due to the extraordinarily high demand for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 processor.

The HTC One S units that will feature the Snapdragon S3 processor will be appropriately labeled in order to satisfy fussy consumers to make them aware of any possible differences in the performance of the smartphone. Although the Snapdragon S3 is clocked at 1.7GHz, it does not necessarily mean that it is better than the 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor.

According to Qualcomm, aside from providing more power for the HTC One S than the earlier version, the latest processor also offers better energy efficiency compared to the previous version of the processor. However for consumers, it is not easy to determine the difference between the two Qualcomm processors once they are used on the HTC One S.

Some industry watchers have taken note of the fact that HTC is not promoting a nearly identical version of the HTC One S. HTC reportedly admitted that it attempted to do too much last year when it released a slightly different version of one handset into the market. It resulted to confusion among consumers on what were the differences among the HTC Sensation, HTC Sensation XL and the HTC Sensation SE.

It appears that consumers in the Asian and European market will have to read at the label on the HTC One S that they will purchase if Qualcomm will not be able to provide enough supply of the Snapdragon S4 processor to meet the demands of the market.

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